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This is a list of the existing bots with links to their descriptions. Many of the red linked scripts with no pages are found in the Pywikibot main folder.

Global bot scripts[edit | edit source]

Editing scripts you are allowed to run on several wikis with a global bot flag.

Name Description Compat Core Creates or modifies Interlanguage links between projects code code Fixes double redirects, and deletes broken redirects code code

Main bot scripts[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core Adds text at the top or end of pages code code Manages categories code code Copies images from a wikimedia wiki to Commons code Edits using text replacement code code Fixes disambiguation pages code code Converts HTML tables to MediaWiki markup code Uploads images to a wiki code code Finds broken external links code code

Auxiliary programs[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core This bot cleans a sandbox by replacing the current contents with predefined text. code code Makes the wiki source code look cleaner, invoked by other scripts code code Place a template on pages which are not linked to by other pages, and are therefore lonely code code Allows the operator to decide what to do about self links code code A script that transfers pages from a source wiki to a target wiki. code

Other bot scripts[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core Checks for text violating copyright by looking for matches in search engines code bug Moves interwiki links into standard locations code creates backlinks from a interwiki.log file code bug Used to welcome new users code code

Change general pages[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core Archives discussion threads code code Deletes pages en masse code code Moves page to another title code code Creates pages from a text file code code Refactors references and citations code

Categories[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core Adds or changes categories code code Redirects pages etc. from one category to another. This also includes commons_category_redirect in core. code code Image by content categorization code bug This script processes the Categories for discussion working page. It parses out the actions that need to be taken as a result of CFD discussions (as posted to the working page by an administrator) and performs them. code code This bot cleans Commons:Category:Non-empty category redirects by moving all the files, pages and categories from redirected category to the target category. For core this script is included in script with -tiny option code Adds {{commonscat}} to Wikipedia categories (or articles), if other language wikipedia already has such template code code Adds {{commonscat}} and {{commons}} to Wikipedia articles, if same name category or gallery exist on Commons. code code Try to find categories for media on Commons code code Program to add uncat template to images without categories at Commons. code code Uses the links on a page to quickly populate a category code code

Images[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core A generic bot to do data ingestion (batch uploading) to Commons code code Bot delinks and replaces images code upload images from Flickr easily code code Script to copy self published files from the English Wikipedia to Wikimedia Commons code bug Copies multiple images to a wiki code bug Copies images to another wiki code code Used to change one image to another or remove an image entirely. code code This bot goes over multiple pages of the home wiki, and looks for images that are linked inline (i.e., they are hosted from an external server and hotlinked, instead of using the wiki's upload function). code bug upload images from Panoramio easily code bug Script tags files available at Commons with the Nowcommons template. code bug Finds unused media using Special:Unusedimages. code code

IRC scripts[edit | edit source]

IRC (Internet Relay Chat) Bots, all using the irclib, you can download it on Bitbucket. All scripts are experimental state.

Name Description Compat Core A wiki-maintainer script that shares tasks between workers, requires no intervention code bug The controller bot for code bug A IRC script to check for Recent Changes through IRC, and to check for interwikis in those recently modified articles. Can not be run manually/directly, but is run automatically by code bug

Page protection[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core Deletes any protection templates that are on pages which aren't actually protected. code code Protect and unprotect pages en masse. code code

Templates[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core Replaces one template with another, in a way that is easier to use than in most instances code code Counts or lists the instances where templates are used code code

Wikidata[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core A script to mass add Wikidata claims to a lot of items based on pages on Wikipedia code A script to mass import coordinates from Wikipedia to Wikidata code A script to upload the mappings of Freebase to Wikidata code A script to mass add Wikidata claims based on information harvested from Wikipedia templates. code code A script to add images to Wikidata items. code A script to mass create new Wikidata items. code

Unsorted scripts[edit | edit source]

Name Description Compat Core Bot to create capitalized redirects where the first character of the first word is uppercase and the remaining characters and words are lowercase. code Script to enumerate all pages on the wiki and find all titles with mixed latin and cyrilic alphabets. code code Bad word checker bot code bug Script to check recently uploaded files. This script checks if a file description is present and if there are other problems in the image's description. code code code code Program to batch create categories. code code code code Goes through the disambiguation pages, checks their links, and asks for each link that goes to a redirect page whether it should be replaced. code code code Extracts OCR text from djvu files and uploads onto pages in the "Page" namespace on Wikisource. code Edit a Wikipedia article with your favourite editor. code code code code code code code code A TKinter window with a unicode text field where the user can e.g. edit the contents of an article. code code This script goes over multiple pages of the home wiki, and reports invalid ISBN numbers, converts to ISBN-13 from ISBN-10 and places hyphens. code code code code code Collect articles that have n dash or m dash character in their title and create a redirect to them from the corresponding hyphenated title code Adds missing <references /> tag and references section if needed code code code code A bot script to do some simple over categorization filtering. code code This script helps to find expensive templates that are subject to be converted to Lua. code This script obtains a list of recentchanges and newpages and marks the edits as patrolled based on a whitelist. code bug This is a bot that uses external filtering programs to munge the article text. code cgi script code A bot adding the title of linked web pages to bare external links; see w:en:User:DumZiBoT/refLinks by the original owner, cf. Archived Pages. code code This bot replicates all pages (from specific namespaces) in a wiki to a second wiki within one family. code code Revert your bots recent edits to pages code code code Robot which runs python framework scripts as (sub-)bot and provides a

WikiUserInterface (WUI) with Lua support for bot operators.

code code code code code code Script which does substitutions of tags within wiki page content with external or other wiki text data code This script is used for summarize discussions spread over the whole wiki including all namespaces code code code code Check pages on the English Wikipedia whether they are in the form "Something, State", and if so, create a redirect from "Something, ST". code Access the bot account's Watchlist. code code code code code

Non editing scripts[edit | edit source]

Scripts which do not change wiki pages. So are allowed on virtually all wikis to run them.

Name Description Compat Core Displays the ordinal number of the new articles being created visible on the Recent Changes list. code Very simple script which gets a page and writes its contents to standard output. This makes it possible to pipe the text to another process. code Used to list pages using pagegenerators. Compat equivalent: and code Used to log in code code Used to list pages using pagegenerators. Core equivalent: code Touch/purge a page in order to refresh relations and not waiting for the queue code code

Maintenance scripts[edit | edit source]

Helper scripts for maintenance and conversion scripts

Name Description Compat Core Show and cleanup API cache folder code Helper script to convert compat 1.0 scripts to the new core 2.x framework code Generate a i18n file from a given script code Updates the language lists in Wikimedia family files code code Convert i18n json files inside i18n folder to i18n python files - not needed in core code

Other scripts[edit | edit source]

Mostly internal scripts. No normal bots.

Name Description Compat Core This is not a complete bot; rather, it is a template from which simple bots can be made. code code This script generates a family file from a given URL code code Script to create user files (, code code Wrapper script to use compat in 'server' mode as cronjob or wrapper script to use core in 'directory' mode code code Installer script for Pywikibot 2.0 framework code Splits a interwiki.log file into chunks of warnings separated by language. code Outputs Pywikibot's revision number and Python's version code code

External links[edit | edit source]